FUN, AFFORDABLE SEATTLE CLASSES

Some news!

Starting soon:

Starts Sunday Nov. 20, 2022:  LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

In this class, students will work learn how to make a movie (and act in one) by actually making one. Note: Our focus in this class is in acting in a movie.If you’re looking for an informational class which teaches students how to make their own independent films, see “Filmmaking 101”. For adults 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.

Starts on Tues. Nov. 22, 2022: ACTING 105

In this class, our focus will be on intuitive acting: tuning into the scene and characters we’re portraying on a more intuitive level. Come call this “letting go” — “acting in the moment” — or  “letting a scene breathe”. Others talk about it in terms of moving away from a formula and back into listening to and responding to both our own impulses and to our scene partners’. We’ll do exercises to help us connect in a more genuine way with our scene partners, and respond more naturally and intuitively as “real people in an imaginary world”.

Starts on Wed. Dec. 7, 2022: ACTING 104

In this class, open to everyone who’s taken Acting 101-103, we‘ll do some exercises designed to help students expand their emotional range, and to respond in a more natural and intuitive way to their scene partners. Some directors call this “naturalizing our acting.” For ages 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.

2023 classes – more will be added soon:

Starts Tues. Jan. 3, 2023: ACTING INTENSIVE 1: INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV

In this class our focus will be on strengthening students’ underlying acting skills by incorporating elements of improv. We’ll start by learning the basics of Improv, and move on to starting with a short script and using improv to find the characters’ backstories and motivations. Exercises include “present time”, listening vs hearing,  “Yes,” “Yes, and”, word association, and responding to prompts by creating short scenes. This class can be applied toward Rekindle School’s Acting Intensive Certificate.

Starts Tues. Jan. 3, 2023: STAND UP COMEDY 101

This fun, intensive standup comedy workshop is designed for anyone who has ever wanted to try, or learn about stand up comedy. Over the course of four weeks you will learn about the craft of standup comedy through practice and experimentation. Each student works towards the goals they set for class and are coached toward them individually. Fourth meeting is a performance in front of a live audience at a comedy club in Seattle! Class meets at Club Comedy on Capital Hill. For 21 and older only. 

Starts Wed. Jan. 4, 2023: ACTING 101 

Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In this enjoyable four-week class, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class. We’ll do warm­-ups and theater games, improv and scene work. Plus: How to use your voice, body and emotions as acting tools. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.  For 18 and older. Learn more – sign up now

Starts on Sun. Jan. 8, 2023: DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Anyone can draw… this means you! In this fun, step-by-step ONLINE DRAWING CLASS, aimed at total beginners, we’ll work our way through a number of exercises designed to train your eye, hand and imagination to work together as a unit, or a team. You’ll learn to how to draw objects based on simple shapes, and how to add shading and textures to make your drawings look real and three-dimensional.

Meets on Sun. Jan. 8, 2023: DRAWING FACES AND PORTRAITS

In this fun, information-filled class, you’ll learn how to draw men’s, women’s, and children’s faces; how to draw facial angles and expressions; how to draw ears, noses, eyes, eyebrows and mouths; how to draw faces without a model, and how to catch a resemblance when drawing from a photo or life; how to draw hair – and much more. Free drawing materials! 

Starts Sun. Jan. 8, 2023: CARTOONING

Looking for a fun introductory Seattle cartooning class? In this class, you’ll learn how to draw faces and figures in a humorous cartooning style; how to draw cartoons and comics, human and animal characters and more. Plus we’ll cover some of the ways to get your cartoons published. Adults and teens welcome. Learn more – sign up now

Starts Monday Jan. 23, 2023: SCREENWRITING 101 – ONLINE

Learn how to write screenplays, get some practice writing them, and have opportunities to workshop them and get feedback on your writing. Plus tips for pitching your screenplay and getting it produced. A fun, practical, hands-on Seattle screenwriting class. Note: This will most likely be an online class this month. Learn more – sign up now

Starts Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023:  LET’S MAKE A MOVIE

In this class, students will work learn how to make a movie (and act in one) by actually making one. Note: Our focus in this class is in acting in a movie.If you’re looking for an informational class which teaches students how to make their own independent films, see “Filmmaking 101”. For adults 18 and older. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program. (Looking for a class in 2022? See the Nov. 2022 section above)

Starts Wed. Feb. 1, 2023: ACTING 102

In this enjoyable Seattle acting class, we’ll perform scenes from several short scripts, focusing on your character’s goal (what he or she wants in the scene); motivation (why it matters); and other key elements of acting. This class can be taken independently or applied toward our Acting Fundamentals Certificate Program.Learn more – sign up now

Meets Saturday Feb. 4, 2023: FILMMAKING 101

Interested in making your own independent movies – but trying to figure out how to approach it? In this this Seattle filmmaking class you’ll learn how to make high-quality movies without the mistakes that are common to beginners. Note: “Filmmaking 101” is a lecture/discussion class. If you’re looking for a production class in which we actually film a short movie, see our “Let’s Make a Movie” course. Open to adults and teenagers. More info – sign up now

Starts on March 5, 2023: FIGURE DRAWING

In this Seattle figure drawing class, you’ll learn how to draw realistic human figures using an easy step-by-step method, even if you’ve never drawn before. We’ll start out by drawing some simplified figures based on shapes such as easy-to-draw shapes such as ovals and cylinders; learn about the proportions; then learn how to add shading and details to make our figures look realistic and three dimensional.

Starts on March 5, 2023: PAINTING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

Looking for a painting class that’s fun and easy, step-by-step, and designed for absolute and complete beginners?  Our online painting classes are interactive learning experiences. They’re fun, easy and informative.

Lessons include how to and blend colors; which brushes do what; how to paint simple objects; how to make the objects you’re painting look real and three dimensional; and more. You’ll learn easy step-by-step techniques in a live Zoom session, and to ask questions and get individual feedback from your instructor.


Upcoming classes:

  1. ACTING 101
  2. ACTING 102
  3. ACTING 103
  4. ACTING 104
  5. ACTING IN A 48 HOUR MOVIE
  6. ACTING IN A 48 HOUR HORROR MOVIE
  7. AUDITIONING 101
  8. CARTOONING 101
  9. DRAWING FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS 
  10. FIGURE DRAWING
  11. FILMMAKING 101
  12. LET’S MAKE A MOVIE
  13. SCREENWRITING 101
  14. STAND UP COMEDY
  15. VOICE OVER 101
  16. VOICEOVER 102
  17. VOICE OVER 103
  18. VOICEOVER 104
  19. ACTING FUNDAMENTALS CERTIFICATE
  20. Also returning soon: ACTING INTENSIVE, IMPROV, COLORED PENCIL, BEGINNING PAINTING IN WATER-MIXABLE OILS

Looking for a colored pencil class in Seattle that’s easy, step-by-step, and designed for total beginners? A class where you can learn how to draw in color using high quality pencils, in beautiful, vibrant hues?  Our Seattle colored pencil class is a good place to start.  Will be back soon


WEBINARS


VOICE OVER WEBINAR 1: CAREERS

Learn about the types of Voice Over acting, and the training, equipment, and marketing materials expected of a professional voice talent


VOICE OVER WEBINAR 2: HOME STUDIO BASICS

How to set up a home studio inexpensively that will meet your needs as a voice over actor


VOICE OVER WEBINAR 3: SELF-MARKETING FOR VOICE OVER ACTORS

An interactive webinar to answer all of your VO Marketing questions.